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Allyn Malventano
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Storage Editor
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Florence, KY
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You can find Allyn on PC Perspective and a few other places:

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4 years 5 days

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Firmware Update and Samsung SSD Magician 4.6 Added Features

04/14/2015 - 11:49

While we suspect the firmware update will be available through the new Magician, we tested this in beta form and the normal update method was not available to us. We had to update the old fashioned way - with the DOS-based updater. Things went smoothly,...

Pricing and Conclusion

04/07/2015 - 14:30

Pricing

ICYCube MB561U3S-4S 4 Bay 2.5"/3.5" USB 3.0/eSATA External Enclosure

04/06/2015 - 18:52

[inline:files/review/2015-04-06/150406-142856.jpg] Starting at the rear we see a standard power connector, Kensington Lock port, three position fan speed control switch, eSATA, and USB 3.0 ports. [inline:files/review/2015-04-06/150406-142913.jpg] The fan...

ICYRaid MB662U3-2S Dual bay SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure

04/06/2015 - 18:11

First lets take a look at the rear, as that is where the most is happening on the ICYRaid: [inline:files/review/2015-04-06/150406-141945.jpg]

ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB and ICYBento MB559U3S-1S Review

04/06/2015 - 17:26

Introduction Today we're taking a quick look at a pair of drive enclosures sent to us by ICY DOCK. [inline:files/review/2015-04-03/150403-114732.jpg] To the left is the ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB, which is a 5.25" bay hot swap chassis capable...

Pricing and Conclusion

04/03/2015 - 16:23

Pricing ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB - $90.14 (Amazon) ICYBento MB559U3S-1S - $66.84 (Amazon) The ToughArmor is in line with other (more cheaply made) equivalent solutions, but the ICYBento seems a bit on the high side compared to other equivalent 3.5"...

ICYBento MB559U3S-1S Slim USB 3.0 & eSATA External HDD Enclosure

04/03/2015 - 16:14

[inline:files/review/2015-04-03/150403-120825.jpg] The housing is nicely built, with an aluminum 'taco' and plastic center band. [inline:files/review/2015-04-03/150403-120838.jpg] At the rear we find power, switch, USB 3.0, eSATA, Kensington lock...

ToughArmor MB996SP-6SB 6x2.5" SATA HDD Hot Swap Mobile Rack

04/03/2015 - 15:59

Outside the housing: [inline:files/review/2015-04-03/150403-115052.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-04-03/150403-115105.jpg] At the rear we find molex power connectors. There are two, but you don't need to connect both if the power needs do not warrant...

Intel SSD 750 Series 1.2TB PCIe and 2.5" SFF Review - NVMe for the Consumer

04/02/2015 - 12:11

Editor's note: We are hosting a live stream event with our friends at Intel's SSD group today to discuss the new SSD 750 Series launch and to giveaway a couple of the 400GB units as well! Be sure you stop by to ask quesitons, learn about the...

Conclusion, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

04/02/2015 - 09:33

Conclusion: PROS: > 2.4GB/sec and > 440,000 IOPS. Need I say more, really? NVMe technology greatly reduces CPU overhead during high IOPS usage. SFF-8639 option available for those reserving all PCIe slots for other uses. CONS: This line is in...